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9:25 AM ET, December 10, 2014

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Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The many eulogies for The New Republic expose its clubby, racist, white staff and perspective  —  The New Republic: An Appreciation … Last week, Franklin Foer resigned his editorship of The New Republic.  A deep, if not broad, mourning immediately commenced as a number of influential writers lamented …
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Emily Bell / Guardian:
Facebook's Chris Hughes says he doesn't want to ‘listicalize’ the New Republic. Then why is Buzzfeed still winning the internet?
Guy Vidra / The New Republic:
Guy Vidra writes open letter to TNR readers, says company will invest in tech and editorial
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How the mid-2000s dream of the “citizen journalist” mutated into a dangerous trend of digital citizen policing.  —  Citizen journalism was one of the great dreams of the mid-2000s internet.  Just as blogs had given anyone with an internet connection and a keyboard a platform …
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J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Meet Chuck C. Johnson, divisive blogger drawing hate and praise in the dark corners of Twitter
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
HBO launching web-only service in April 2015, will outsource streaming tech to MLB Advanced Media  —  Exclusive: HBO to outsource streaming technology in blow to ‘backstabbing’ CTO  —  The future of HBO Go is unclear.  In a major strategic shift, HBO will license the technology underpinning …
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Neil Westergaard / Denver Business Journal:
Exclusive: Anschutz explores bringing back Rocky Mountain News in Denver  —  Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz is exploring the possibility of reviving the Rocky Mountain News, the Denver daily newspaper that shut down in 2009 after nearly 150 years of publication, the Denver Business Journal has learned.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
New online-only BBC3 plan includes news partnerships and a focus on social sharing to allow audience to shape and comment on programming  —  Online-only BBC3 to be split into ‘think’ and ‘laugh’ strands  —  BBC says budget for youth-focused shows after axing of TV channel will be 80% longform and 20% on shortform digital content
Politico:
Politico and Axel Springer jointly acquire European Voice, will relaunch it as Politico in spring 2015 with 30 journalists in major EU capitals  —  POLITICO & Axel Springer Announce Joint Acquisition of European Voice  —  MATTHEW KAMINSKI NAMED EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF EUROPEAN EDITION OF POLITICO, LAUNCHING IN SPRING 2015
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
FOIA law update gets scant attention from large news organizations amid other big stories  —  Free Flow of Government Information?  Yawn.  —  Amid big-time Washington news like the torture report, a nomination for attorney general and cameras for police officers, a bill to strengthen …
Marc Graser / Variety:
DreamWorks Animation to Launch First TV Channel in Asia with HBO  —  DreamWorks Animation is set to launch a TV channel of kids and family programming in 19 Asian countries sometime in the second half of 2015.  —  The channel will be DWA's first foray into operating its own TV network in any part of the world.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
How much of your news site's search traffic comes from Google News?  Probably 5 to 25 percent  —  There's Google and then there's Google News.  One tries to soak up the entire Internet, the other a curated selection of news sites.  It's easy to confuse the two, since you'll often get …
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY and Adam Sherk
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Wired publisher Kim Kelleher on legacy media and female mentorship  —  Wired publisher Kim Kelleher: ‘Stay grounded’  —  This is “View from the Top,” the latest in a Digiday series featuring creative leaders talking about their career paths and leadership perspectives.  Read previous interviews here.
Discussion: @condenast and @digiday
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How nonprofit Mother Jones balances donations and advertising, capitalizes on its social media following, and forms partnerships  —  Mother Jones' nonprofit fix for serious journalism  —  Troubles at The New Republic have attracted fresh attention on the business challenges facing policy …
Michael Learmonth / International Business Times:
The CIA's Big Sell: How The Agency Convinced The Press Its Brutal Interrogation Methods Were Working  —  The Central Intelligence Agency misled journalists from top U.S. news organizations such as the New York Times, NBC News and the author of the book “The CIA at War” to convince the public …
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Media execs focus on digital advertising, which accounts for 30% of market share worldwide and dominates in UK, Australia, Canada and other markets
Michelle Starr / CNET:
Pirate Bay knocked offline worldwide following police raid
Discussion: BBC, VentureBeat and TorrentFreak
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Betsy Morgan Named CEO of TheBlaze
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Murdoch: Digital Gives TV Business Chance to Innovate
Discussion: Variety
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Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Amazon-owned Twitch acquires esports agency GoodGame
Discussion: TechCrunch, Business Wire and Variety
Kieran Guilbert / Reuters:
Arrested Azerbaijani journalist calls charges “dirty and black” tactics
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
The New York Times open-sources its Hive crowdsourcing platform
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel News:
Discovery Communications partners with Hulu, making content available to Hulu subscribers
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
NBC News Hires CNN's Janelle Rodriguez as Senior Vice President of Editorial
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Economist Editor John Micklethwait becomes Bloomberg's Editor-in-Chief, Matt Winkler stepping down